Recreational User Statute

Ohio’s Recreational User Statute, codified in Ohio Revised Code section 1533.181, provides immunity to landowners who permit others to hunt, fish, snowmobile, or conduct other recreational activities on their property. As long as the landowner grants permission for the use and does not receive a fee from the recreational user, the landowner owes no legal duty to make sure the land is safe for the user. As a result, landowners are encouraged to open non-residential land for recreational activities. To learn more about the Recreational User Statute, contact an attorney from our subrogation practice.

Ohio’s Recreational User Statute